Registry schmestigry

scoutmob weddings Registry schmestigry

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I’ve blogged about my love of Scoutmob before, but as another wonderful wedding season (guest-starring some of my favorite people ever) comes to an end, I thought it would be fun to revisit the site and share some of my favorite gifts for couples. I know it’s not always recommended to stray too far from the registry, but in the words of Scoutmob’s gift page, sometimes you’ve just gotta say “registry schmestigry” and go for something personal and fun. Also, I’ve been on the verge of buying these glasses for our household as a just because kind of gift all year long and just like checking in on them to see that they’re still available every now and again.

P.S. Did anyone else notice the subtle Breaking Bad reference above? Props to Richwood Creations for that clever little nugget.

Let’s snuggle

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Throw1 Lets snuggleThis time of year totally just makes me want to crawl under a cozy blanket on the couch, drink lots of hot chocolate and watch endless movie marathons. Growing up in New England was perfect for this… you’d have the leaves changing, winter was slowly starting to creep in and luckily in my house growing up we had a lovely corgi, Farley, to snuggle.

Last night I was sitting with my boring grey blanket from Ikea with no dog feeling a little sad and homesick. So enter these blankets from Avoca. They’re all hand woven right here in Ireland and let me tell you – they are just beautiful! I’ve had my eye on one for years and I think this year I might just have to splurge and by myself one. And in just over a month I fly home for Thanksgiving and can snuggle my family & Jess’s pup Darwin.


Now the pup of my own on the other hand, will have to wait. So for now, let’s look at really cute pictures of dogs because who doesn’t need a little smile today??

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Weekend Rewind

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Know how you have those weekends you need a weekend to recover from? That’s totally the kind I had and it was completely worth it. We braved all kinds of traffic between New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware to witness the adorable and wonderful Lisa, the last of my AUS girls, get married on Saturday and spend yesterday afternoon hangin’ with Eric’s nephews (we carved pumpkins with them last year and Eric’s Despicable Me minion was such a hit that we needed to go back for a bigger and better round this year).

Fortunately, we’ve been listening to the complete Harry Potter series–read by the supremely talented Jim Dale–to keep from going insane on long road trips and it’s really working. We just finished the third book and I kind of can’t wait to hop in the car again to start the fourth. Thank god for HP!

While I’m attempting to make something productive happen out of this day, here’s a little video to make you smile (while we’re on the topic of minions and adorable kids). Make sure you turn your sound on for this one :)

Monday Links

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I’ve had a lot on my mind the past few days and luckily Pinterest, blogs, photographers, articles and everything else has kept me a little bit more zen. So here’s a round-up of some of my favorites from this weekend. What I’ve been reading, what I’ve been coveting, foods I’ve been drooling over and things I found interesting:

Hope you had a lovely weekend. xo.

Photo Finish: book edition

Nerd photo finish Photo Finish: book edition

The forecast for this weekend in Dublin is rain, rain and some more rain. To tell you the truth, I’m kind of okay with that. I just want to snuggle up and get cosy on the couch, watching a few movies and run some much needed errands.

So for this photo finish today I wanted to switch it up and feature some books that are ideal for raining afternoons, reading before bed, and all of the other things this photo reminded me of. Bonus: listen to this playlist while reading. It is amazing, especially the cover of ‘xo’ by John Mayer.

  1. Anywhere But Here by Mona Simpson
  2. Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham
  3. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  4. Buck: A Memoir by MK Asante
  5. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Remption by Laura Hillenbrand
  6. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
  7. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
  8. Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
  9. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Happy weekend friends, hope you enjoy whatever your have planned!

I got my tight pants on

leggings I got my tight pants on

Zippers | Snakeskin Stripe | Textured | Buttons

You guys, are we still into wearing leggings? Or are they not as much a thing for fall/winter 2k14? You know I’m already jonesing for some black jeans, but now I’ve decided that I also need some new leggings (mine are faded and may or may not have some holes in inappropriate places) as the weather gets colder. I’m particularly drawn to said leggings with zippers, leather panels and/or buttons like these ones from Splendid. Really, anything that will detract from my long, flat butt I’m on board with. Will you be picking up some new leggings this year? Or are we letting this trend die off slowly like Pajama Jeans?

If you’re still into them, each of the above are from Shopbop, which is offering a 25% discount using the code FAMILY25 this week, woohoo!

And if you’re wondering where the title of this post came from–or just dying to see the inspiration behind it again–please enjoy this: